Waiting is HARD!

This week has been a week of getting quotes back from various electrical suppliers, checking them against each other – and now haggling with our preferred supplier, to get to price that we are comfortable with and can afford, but that it’s still very much fair to the contractor. We’ve also had a preliminary quote … Read more…

Sign on the Line!

Today is THE day. Its CONTRACT day!!! Finalllllly, after what feels like months of waiting, the Contract for our Farm has now been signed by all parties. Wheeeheeeee!!!! As of 9am, the sellers have signed, and we are on our merry way to getting this unconditional, and settled. (or as our American friends would say: … Read more…

Our First Working Bee.

A rare Sunday of no appointments, so today we popped on some work clothes, grabbed the garden gloves, mower, whipper-snipper and packed up our thermos, some coffee, a few munchies, some milk, and our cups, and stuck it all in the ute (whos name is Zane incase you’re wondering!) and headed out to ‘the Farm’ do … Read more…

4000 Housing Ideas

  Our shed (okay, so its not actually ours yet, but that’s irrelevant. Conceive, Believe, Receive!!) – anyway – on with the show! As I was saying….Our Shed used to be the machinery shed for the house that’s now on a separate block. Its a huge [to us] 7.5m x 9m colorbond shed, with 3 … Read more…

A Slow Crawl.

As you’ve read, it started back in about April, when we went and had a proper look at the block, did a whole lot of talking and working-out stuff, and some more talking – and then finally made an offer. We were nervous about making an offer, as we pretty much had no savings left … Read more…

And so it began!

Welcome to the inception of Strigidae Farm. Firstly, a little bit of background. We are Suzey & Sarah – married, Mummas of 7, working outside the home as a Sales Executive and a Nurse/Manager, we’re Grand-Mummas to 3 and we are in our 50s! When we first moved up to the Tablelands, we wanted to … Read more…

Counting the beat….

What a busy few months it has been. We had three of the kids living with us since September, but they’ve finally rented their own 3brm place together, all have jobs, and are back to making their way in the world independently once again. Another son has come home to stay since then (we had … Read more…

How to get rid of unwanted ‘friends’….

We spent a lot of time discussing just this question, tonight. And it’s (unfortunately) not the first time we’ve had this discussion, about this particular couple – but it can be a difficult one! Difficult because, while one party is trying to sever the ‘friendship’, the other is trying to forge on with it. We … Read more…

Top 50!!!

Well, a lot has gone on of late – and yes – we’ve been poor with blogging, but hopefully we’ll catch up at some point… BUT – to get back to the point – TOP 50!!! What this top 50 business we hear you ask??!!??? Wellllll…. In the “Top 50” is the ranking for a … Read more…